Greenville Selectmen's Meeting Agenda
6:30 PM Wednesday, May 4, 2005 – Municipal Building

Present at meeting:

1. Minutes from Meeting of April 20, 2005:

Motion to Accept:_________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

2. Additions / Deletions to the Agenda & Public Comment Period

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

3. Liquor License Renewal Request – Trailside Restaurant: Recommend approval.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

4. Bulk Waste Fee Recommendations: The sub-group previously identified to look at possible waste fees has not met as of this drafting, but time is running short for the inclusion of such a recommendation on the annual town meeting warrant. I will have some suggestions for the Board at this meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

5. Fourth of July Update: Officials from the Town, the Chamber, the Legion Post, and North Country Healthy Communities met recently to begin discussion of the Fourth of July festivities for this year. I will offer a brief update to the Board and seek your guidance on a couple of issues.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

6. Proposed Tax Increment Finance District for GBI, Industrial Park: The Board has previously considered having a tax-increment finance district within the industrial park to re-direct the tax revenue from any new construction into a capital improvement and possibly a maintenance or marketing program for the Industrial Park. With the completion of the Greenville Business Incubator, it would be very helpful to create a revenue stream for the incubator’s operation, marketing, and future improvement by re-directing a portion of property tax revenue toward it. I recommend the Board propose such an agreement to the voters at Town Meeting, using one TIF for the entire park and incubator and creating a common capital improvement account which will have specified allowable uses. The Town will not lose any current tax revenue under such an arrangement: it will focus future revenue from new construction into specific uses, helping to make the industrial park and incubator facility more of a “pay as you go” operation. I will have more details at the meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

7. Road Discontinuations: There are two roads which the Board may want to discontinue via Town Meeting: Short Street (a paper street connecting Lewis Road and Oliver Road) and Belmont Road (aka old route 15). Town Clerk Roxanne Lizotte and I will further explain these issues to the Board for consideration. Prior to Town Meeting, a public hearing should be held on these possible discontinuances.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

8. Finalize Proposed FY05-06 Budget: The Budget Committee has completed its deliberation of the proposed FY05-06 municipal budget. I will share with the Selectmen a revised budget spreadsheet and minutes from the budget committee meetings. This will be a good opportunity for the Board to finalize its budget recommendations prior to going to Town Meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

9. Finalize Town Meeting Warrant: Town Clerk Roxanne Lizotte and I will have a draft of the warrant for the Board’s consideration.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

10. Proposed FY2005 State Valuation: We have recently received our proposed state valuation for this year (attached). The new value - $237,450,000 – is $46.65 million higher than last year’s figure, and has grown $83.15 million over the past two years. This growth in two years is a finite value larger than the total state valuation for most other municipalities in Piscataquis County (with the exception of Dover-Foxcroft and Guilford). There are certain consequences to this growth, most notably the expected continued loss of state aid for education and the expected increase in the county tax. It is imperative that the Town of Greenville and the Greenville Schools continue to advocate to the State and to the County for equal share of services and funds to make this financial situation balance with our geographic isolation. Also, it is imperative that the Town of Greenville complete its revaluation. Our most recent total assessed value ($156,282,000 in FY04-05) is $81.17 million less than the state’s valuation for the same properties. Until the revaluation is completed and implemented, the highest-appreciating properties in our community will continue to be greatly undervalued, causing the mil rate to rise for all property tax payers. This is a great inequity which needs to be addressed through a total revaluation such as we are about to embark upon.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

11. Letter for Town Report from Board of Assessors, RE: Revaluation: I recommend the Board draft and sign a letter for the Town Report and possibly for local newspapers to describe the revaluation process. A draft for the Board’s consideration is being compiled.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

12. Additions to the Agenda (if any):

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

13. Warrants

14. Adjourn

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